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Las vacas con gafasAlex Santiago Pérez 16:15 - 17:48 at Pathé 6 • 93′
When a solitary, eccentric artist and professor hears he’s going blind, he has to come to terms with this terrifying fact and also sort things out with his daughter, who became estranged from him years ago. Subtle drama about ageing and coming to terms with the inevitable. Yellow Robin Award winner Curacao IFFR 2015.
ToponimiaJonathan Perel 16:30 - 17:52 at Pathé 3 • 82′
Perel focuses his disciplined artist’s eye on four villages in Tucumán (in the far north-west of Argentina), which was founded in the 1970s by the military junta to house the rebellious native population. Just like the villages, the film also has a steely structure - but life will out.
The Island FuneralPimpaka Towira 19:30 - 21:15 at Pathé 6 • 105′
A couple of young people drive out of town for a long journey. It could well be a Thai Jules and Jim. On the way, it however becomes clear that the world outside the car is not so light-hearted, that one Thai is after another Thai’s blood. A late second film by a now-wiser filmmaker.
The DaughterSimon Stone 20:00 - 21:36 at Doelen Willem Burger Zaal • 96′
Does the truth have to come out no matter what the cost, even if a whole life has been built around the lie? Ibsen's play The Wild Duck was the model for this sizzling family drama that embroiders forth on this abstract philosophical question in a surprisingly intimate way.
Lowlife LoveUchida Eiji 22:45 - 00:35 at Pathé 2 • 110′
In this black comedy, Eiji Uchida (Greatful Dead) points his camera at the nether regions of the film industry: the motley collection of no-budget filmmakers and actors who try to find their way to success with a mixture of idealism and opportunism. Artistic and personal integrity do not always go together.
The Here AfterMagnus von Horn 23:30 - 01:11 at Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal • 101′
A young man returns to his father’s home after spending some time in jail. The community has certainly not forgiven him his crimes, however. This excellent debut was shot in a wonderfully cool and collected way on classic 35mm and has a surprising leading role for the Swedish pop star Ulrik Munther.